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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
in a da nadal hs said in his own defense. >> welcome back, everyone, former army major nadal hassan spoke just three words t at his trial today. the defense rests. prosecutors brought nearly 90 witnesses and he called none of his own. the army cak psychiatrist admitd he was the shooter in his opening statement. he faces 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. closing arguments begin tomorrow. al jazeera we're live in fort hood. hassan has not really helped himself in clear himself in his case when he passed on the chance to defend himself. he wanted to tell jurors that he killed u.s. soldiers to save lives in afghanistan, but the judge deemed that irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this an unique trial. not own is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian who rushed to hassan to try to stop the shooting. prosecutors made it a seen of heroism and chaos during th
him of inappropriate behavior. >> nidal hassan spoke three words, the defense rests. >> the military judge deemed his argument irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. >> most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. >> hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian, who used a chair to rush hassan to try to top the shooting. in its case, prosecutors painted a scene of both heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stand, a retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times, a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand, preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psychologist says he wants the jury to cons
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
. the prosecution rested its case after calling nearly 90 witnesses, but hassan who admitted he was the shooter, called no one. he rested his cases moments after he was scheduled to begin his hassan really rested his case before he began. he said four words, the defense has rested. he called no witnesses, and told the judge that he does not want the injury to consider any lesser charges than voluntary manslaughter. >> now even though he did act as his own attorney, he had lawyers standing by with him, right?arg. he wanted to say that he targeted u.s. soldiers to defending lives in afghanistan. the judge said that is irrelevant to the case, which leads us to the facts o that left him with very little left to say. >> thank you, heidi. >>> a sentencing hearing getting underway in washington state for robert bales. he has already pleaded guilty to the murders. survivors in the attack have been testifying. tuesday an afghan farmer who survived being shot cursed bales and then broke down. >>> the 9/11 pretrial hearings are underway at guantanamo bay. >>> and children in japan are contracting thyroid
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic republic gives notice to the international committee to use all its might to prevent the use of these weapons anywhere in the world, especially in syria. let's get more now from michael stephens. he is a researcher at the royal united services institute. welcome once again. >> hi. >> and thank you for coming in to speak to us. this is unpress debited, isn't it? iran acknowledging that chemical weapons have been used and also russia weighing in saying the syrian government should allow u.n. inspectors to decide if that alleged attack near damascus is the tide changing. >> well, i think it is very obvious that there were some chemical agents used. if you look at iranian, they are very sensitive to the chemical issue. and eit would not suit them to sit silent, when they know this amount of deaths had happened. but obviously the russians and the
nearly 200 points today. and major hassan which is his goal of the death penalty while george zimmerman looks to the state of florida for monetary justice. we bring up both cases. we begin tonight with syria and potential u.s. military forces in chuck kaye goal is called ready to go and jay carney makes it crystal clear earlier today the president has concluded that the so-called red light on chemical weapon use has been crossed by the aside regime not the rebel fighters. >> and leaves no doubt chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on august august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt, and should be no doubt, for anyone who approaches this logically, that the syrian regime was softer for using chemical weapons outside of damascus. we have established with a high degree of confidence the syrian regime has already used weapons in this conflict. lori: after 100,000 deaths after abominate the famous statement aside moscow his press secretary was insistent it would not be based on the ascent removal of the aside regime but that is not playing the opposition from
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
. >>> hassan rouhani has used his first speech as president of iran to reach out to the world. now leaders in other nations are waiting to see if he'll follow words with actions, especially when it comes to his nation's nuclear program. >> translator: we seek respect based on equality and mutual trust. we want to establish constructive relationships with nations of the world. >> rouhani said in his inaugural address that transparency is the key to the door of trust. he stressed his country does not desire war with other nations. afghan president hamid karzai and north korea's number two leader were among the representatives of at least 50 countries at the ceremony. in tehran, iranians have been expressing their hopes and frustrations. >> translator: i hope rouhani achieves what he has promised. then the economy will improve and we will have a better society. >> translator: inflation has been hard on our lifestyles. if prices remain high, people will be left helpless. >>> white house spokesperson jay carney says rouhani's inauguration presents an opportunity for iran to act quickly to resol
in tokyo. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani opened the door to negotiations. at his first news conference as president. he says he's determined to resolve a dispute over the country's nuclear development. rowhani says work has begun to build relations with iran's neighbors and international community. his stance is in stark contrast to his predecessor, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he said he is ready to hold talks on the nation's nuclear development. he said concerns will be removed through negotiations. >> translator: i'm optimistic about the prospects of holding mutually beneficial negotiations. i believe it's possible. >> but he said iran will not abandon its nuclear program of enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. he urged western leaders to lift economic sanctions against his country. rowhani also hinted at the possibility of district talks with the united states after years of stalemate. >> translator: if the united states shows goodwill toward iran, the door to talks is open. even if it's america. >> western leaders want to resume nuclear talks with tehran as early as next mo
hassan roweny made a similar demand and said that everyone should respect the wishes of the egyptian people. the military went ahead with the crackdown despite international warnings. nhk's bureau chief explains why. >> the egyptian military leaders have held power for so long and consider themselves as serving the foundation of modern egypt. they decided not to be tolerant any more with the muslim brotherhood that they see as a threat to themselves. and you have to understand the history of the relationship between the brotherhood and the military. the muslim brotherhood is an islamist religious political movement that was founded back in the 1920s. it became increasingly influential among the poor and the former president, hosni mubarak. and mubarak was in power for almost 30 years. during his era, the west, especially the u.s., poured financial aid to the military which was the core of mubarak's power. thanks to the aid, the egyptian economy as a whole developed, but the gap between the rich and the poor widened. the brotherhood's support base was the poor, and they were always th
not to make a closing -- nidal hassan chose not to make a closing statement. he faces numerous count of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder for the attack in november 2009 that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at fort hood in texas. a conviction would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty. pakistan says two of its soldiers were killed by fire from indian troops on thursday. the incident allegedly took place along the borders along the disputed territory of kashmir. weeks,ed in recent jeopardizing a decade-old truths. >> the first soldier was killed here close to the border with indian kashmir, the second 45 kilometers further south. pakistan accuses indian troops of opening fire, but the indian argues it was they who are shot at first. according to islamabad, the indian military also killed a pakistani officer on tuesday along the so-called line of control. residents complain cross-border clashes have become more frequent in recent weeks. >> the indians and start firing whenever they feel like it. an incident will occur in one sector, and they
is one of syria's closest allies. the government of iranian president hassan rouhani has followed the previous regime in supporting syrian president bashar al assad. >>> americans are taking time to remember a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington martin luther king delivered a speech in washington. he uttered the words "i have a dream." thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w thos
if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
major nidal hassan is representing himself there is a team of military lawyers to assist if he requests it. but a lawyer said he's trying to get the death penalty and argued the legal team should not be required to take part in that. >>> overseas authorities in yemen say they will foiled an al qaeda plot to seize key cities, blow up pipelines and disrupt oil trade. concern about stepped-up al qaeda activity in yemen is reportedly behind the u.s. decision to evacuate most of its em ba si personnel there and increase drone strikes including another one today that left seven dead. >>> in kenya today a massive fire tore through the nairobi airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in africa. it started small but with a shortage of equipment to fight it, the blaze soon roared out of control forcing the airport to close and dozens of flights to be cancelled. no apparent terrorist connection and, surprisingly, no serious injuries there. >>> back home, former president george w. bush was released from a texas hospital today, a day after a stent was inserted to open a clogged artery in his heart
hassan outside the medical building where he is accused of killing 13 people and wounding others in 2009. the prosecutor played a dramatic cash -- dash cam video. and lawyers say he seems to be trying to get the death penalty. casey stiegel is live. what does the dash cam video show? >> pretty interesting. nearly five-minute video but cut off at the end so was not shown in its entirety to the court but you could see the officer jumping out of her vehicle and making a beeline toward the shooting where the shooting had been reported and you can see people fleeing and hiding behind cars and then you hear lots of fires being shot and people yelling. this recording was from sergeant kimber nunley's police cruiser. she testified about she shot an unnone number of shots. she was shot and knocked to the ground. her testimony continued that has san kicked the gun a. from her and stood over here and tried to fire his weapon but it jammed. another officer, a different officer, sergeant mark todd, who fired the very last shot, hitting the accused gunman and paralyzing him, shepard. >> shepard: is se
them to present. they are hoping to introduce the case of hassan, a muslim sentenced to death for attacking fellow american soldiers in 2003. they want to argue he was a copy cat. >>> closing arguments set this morning in the sentencing faze of bradley manning's trial. the 25-year-old facing a maximum sentence of 90 years in prison after his conviction of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. last week, he apologized for his actions and for hurting the united states. a military judge could announce her decision as early as today. >>> the sentencing gets under way for robert bales. he gunned town 16 civilians in afghanistan. he pled guilty to more than 30 criminal charges to avoid the death penalty. he now faces a life sentence. a jury will decide if he should be offered parole. he should not have been stationed in afghanistan because of a history of ptsd and a traumatic brain injury. >>> in egypt, the battle between civilians and -- the egyptian state tv says 24 soldiers were killed in an attack on the sinai pe innocence la. over the weekend, 36 p
a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting of military leaders and w
. addison and patrick, thank you very much. >>> middle hassan has learned his sentence. cnbc's josh lipton has that story and more for us, next up. could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. mmmhmmm...everybody knows that. well, did you know that old macdonald was a really bad speller? your word is...cow. cow. cow. c...o...w... ...e...i...e...i...o. [buzzer] dangnabbit. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. >>> seems like jpmorgan is a pinata, and federal regulators are the kids with the sticks. everyone gets a whack. josh lipton joins us with that story and more. good evening. >> good evening, larry. you have a point. listen to this. the office of the controller of the currency in the consumer financial protection bureau going after jpmorgan over the way it sold credit cards. fines to that could be $80 million according to numbs number of time -- "new york times." we reported yesterday about a penalty that they want -- to pay over mortgage-backed securities. there's also the outstanding case of the so-called london whale. in a settlement with the s.e.c., in
in texas has been sentenced to die. nadal hassan was sentenced earlier today. that sentence will be automatically appealed. >> on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire out in california. we'll have the latest news coming up at 11:00 here on aljazeera. ♪ theme ♪ theme >> as the u.s. may be drawing closinger to intervention in syria polls vin to show a large majority of americans oppose military action. how can the u.s. build an international coalition when its leaders can't build one here at home? also, twitter, google and "the new york times" websites suffer cyber attacks. a group connected to the syrian government is the likely culprit. how vulnerable is america's cyber infra structure to another attack. >> the women who worked side by side with the men during the civil movement the were given their proper due. >> we begin with syria, and how an attack that seemed emin
but defense lawyers are acting as kind of a stand by counsel if you like. they say hassan wants to get the death penalty, and they asked to be removed from the case. the army psychiatrist of course is charged with killing 13 people, wounding 32 in a november 2009 shooting rampage. >> it is an interesting story. more than 100 people on board this commercial flight, really so lucky when you think about what happened here, what could have been a major accident in indonesia. >> and guess what did happen? it was a boeing 737 landing when it ran into a cow, yes, a cow, that was standing on the runway. the pilot managed to skid the plane to a stop off the runway and into the grass, 110 passengers on board and no serious injuries, well apart from the cow. the local governor says fences around the airport not in great shape. no kidding. >> imagine that, a cow on the runway. >> handle that announcement over the pa, sorry about that, a cow. >> everybody was okay. customs agents in hong kong have seized a huge illegal ivory shipment. it was shipped from nigeria. >> said to be worth more than $8 mi
murder at fort hood. major nidal hassan committed the deadliest shooting ever on a u.s. military base. at a minimum, he will spend the rest of his life in prison but prosecutors want the death penalty. they plan to call 20 witnesses including relatives of the 13 people who died in 2009. >>> this morning convicted murderer jodi arias is expected to be back in an arizona courtroom. she was convicted of first- degree murder in may but she has not been sentenced. that's because of a mistrial -- a mistrial was declared when the penalty phase ended with a hung jury. but the jury finding still stands that arias killed travis alexander in a cruel manner. >>> penn state university is getting ready to pay settlements to victim of jerry sandusky. they have set aside $60 million for the payoff . the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted last year on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. 69-year-old jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in jail. >>> 5:51. coming up, a sigh of relief. why zoo officials in d.c. are cautiously optimistic about their newest addition. plus -- >>
to you. >> thank you. the latest from milan. >>> in iraq the new president hassan rouhani says the country needs to be more open and transparent. nbc news's ann curry was in iran. >> reporter: on iran state television, the transfer of power of mahmoud ahmadinejad to hassan rouhani appears full of goodwill. we never heard this from ahmadinejad. >> translator: the only way to engage with iran on issues is to build trust on both sides. a mutual respect and by lowering tensions between each other. >> reporter: perhaps as significant as the new president's message is today's orchestration of the international press. this inauguration has turned into a world press event. really only for one reason. the world is worried iran could soon have the bomb. and iran gave the media a show. its modern parliament a setting for a television spectacular. for the first time, heads of state from all over the world were invited. with the notable exception of the united states and israel. while afghanistan's karzai and a top official from north korea were in attendance, heads of state from western eu
, my baby, my baby." a witness testifying testified, she said, in the moments before hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. hassan objected to that. he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? >> it is a fairly quick pace. 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. he has said -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. we do not -- there is speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very
president of iran hassan rourhani. >> we are prepared seriously and without wasting time to enter negotiations with the other side which are serious and substantive. >> so what do you think? is this new president of iran more moderate than ahmadinejad? >> he's less colorful than al qaeda -- ahmadinejad. but doesn't mean he's less of this group. in regard to the nuclear program, they are all on the same page. they're trying to find the most effective way to defy and defeat the whole world. so i think the real issue -- i cannot in the way of someone wants to talk to them or try to talk to them. but any contact with them, any negotiation with the new limits in a way that will make sure that the strategic clarity of the need to block iran from turning nuclear will be kept in mind so that long before starting 2014, iranians should know, probably behind closed doors. no need to embarrass them in public. they should know that either they are serious about putting an end to the nuclear military program or else. >> the form he defense minister of israel, the former prime minister of israel
been the hassan case, the marathon bombing in boston. these were domestic individuals that were in contact with people overseas, and we did not catch those. how did those slip through the cracks? how do we connect those dots? how could we have done that better? and is the fbi really capable of doing domestic intelligence? >> i think one of the things that has happened over time, the last decade or two, is that the definition of the national security community has really broadened. during the cold war, it was state, defense, cia. if you had that group of agencies together, you pretty much had the situation covered. now, you have dhs. one of the major features of intelligence reform, in the commission report by silberman and robb, was to try to rope the fbi more into this process, because they had a habit of delegating investigations to the field. everybody was doing their stuff on a yellow legal pad and never sharing it with anybody lse. i think there is more after this decade that has passed -- more of a culture of intelligence in the fbi. i think that has been one of the accomp
hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. .assan objected to that he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard testimony -- of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted re- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? pace.is a fairly quick 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. there is -- speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very rarely do. >> joining us from texas, he is covering the trial. you can read his reporting. thank you for
its case against the army major named nidal hassan who topped the news for months because he admitted to killing 13 american soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. cnn's ed lavandera has been on top of this story. he shows us some of the most important rulings
army major hassan is guilty of the 2009 shooting rampage at fort hood in texas. he has are presented himself in the case. stemming from the deaths of 13 people and has sent only one piece of evidence to the jury room. he wants jurors to see a from his superior that's called him a good soldier. foreign france's minister is raising the possibility of the use of force in syria if it is proven that president assad's regime did use chemical weapons. the u.s., britain, and france are demanding that a team of you experts already in syria be granted immediate access to investigative site near damascus where activists say government forces unleashed chemical weapons on civilians yesterday, killing at least 100 people. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. on, we said we have this 16 acre piece of land, we have to put some things on it, or maybe not, it was an open- ended what should we do with it. everyone wanted a say in that. so very quickly people -- leaders promised a public process to receive public input to generate a master plan. at the same time that that was going on, however
maggio. after a series of delays, court marshal ofny dal hassan beginning today. he's expected to cross examine some of the very people he's accused of shooting. 13 people were killed. >>> the man suspected of driving a car into a crowd on the boardwalk in venice beach, california, expected to appear in court for the first time today. nathan campbell was charged with murder after turning himself in. the terrifying incident killed a 32 year old on her honeymoon and married just three days when the car struck her. one person was critically hurt, two others have serious injuries. >>> president obama's better bargain for the middle class road tour stops in phoenix today. he'll talk about home ownership in a city decimated by the housing crisis. he'll lay out plans to keep the housing recovery going before heading to burbank for an appearance on "the tonight show." >>> let's talk cookie monster, folks, isn't exactly known for self control when it comes to cookies, but this muppet is changing his ways. he's put out a new parody of the pop summer hit "i love it" to make his point. this cookie monster
convicted in hassan has been convicted in the murder of 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the texas military base. also in news, a report that congress will hold a gold medal ceremony for the victims of the birmingham bombing in that ceremony when they come back tuesday, september 10. our coverage ahead of the 50th anniversary of the march on our she did this weekend includes coverage today from the national urban league. we will have a complete program later, but here is a look at what they talked about earlier today. inin june, the supreme court their calculated decision to keep us from voting, to keep ups from the voting booth, was determined, as determined by the highest court of our land. the supreme court we have come to understand that we cannot count on to protect our rights or to respect the constitution that guarantees all our rights. constitution the that is supposed to be for not some people, but for all of the people. now we have right-wing pushingans who are restrictive voter id legislation in states around the country that will make it more difficult for
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